ORna basket on the final honk of Darío Brizuela allowed Unicaja to get a victory “in extremis”, the fourth in their last five league games, against an Obradoiro who never lowered his arms and who fell again in a cruel way, with a titanic Enoch -34 valuation in 19 minutes- as a benchmark. Moncho Fernández’s team was rebuilt from the maximum advantage of the Katsikaris team (74-83) after a triple by Brizuela himself at 1’47 “for the end of the match. He even tied the contest after a basket from Oliver (83 -83) and with two seconds of possession for the Malaga squad, Brizuela shattered the local illusions of, at least, playing extra time.
The Santiago team, which hosts Real Madrid on Tuesday, has seen how the injuries and confinement suffered by the squad have led them to an uncomfortable situation after adding just one win in the last nine weeks. He was more effective from the start and opened the game with a 7-0 that Unicaja cut with the exobradoirista Waczynski as a prop. With Robertson accurate from the perimeter and Enoch hurting inside, Obradoiro once again felt comfortable and opened new differences, which went to ten points (19-9, min. 6) after a triple from the American submachine gun.
Brizuela, at the head of the second unit, insisted that an intractable Enoch did not widen the differences. Seven of his points made up for the success from the local pivot’s free throw line. After another triple by Robertson that put the lead back to ten points (26-16), Unicaja tightened the score at the end of the first quarter.
The Malaga team lived off the points of Jaime Fernández at the start of an erratic second quarter by both attacks until the 15th minute passed. The more intense defenses prevented a regular flow of baskets and four points from Thomas placed the first tie from the initial 0-0 (30-30). Four points from Enoch, unstoppable, kept Obradoiro ahead, although Jaime Fernández placed his team ahead for the first time (35-37). By then the team of Moncho Fernández was playing without Enoch, who went to the bench after seeing two personal fouls almost in a row and accumulating three in less than 18 minutes.
Two consecutive baskets by Nzosa posted the highest visitor income (49-54) mediated an even third quarter, although the accumulation of fouls by Daum and Enoch conditioned the rotations of an Obradoiro, decimated by the physical condition of essential players like Birutis. The Santiago team, despite Enoch’s display, was giving in to the greater quality and breadth of the wardrobe of the Katsikaris team. He found himself against the ropes after a basket from Nzosa (67-75, min. 34). Everything seemed lost after a triple by Brizuela (74-85). But if there is a team that always comes back, it is the Compostela team. Pulling out of self-love, based on free throws, he cut the disadvantage and equalized after a basket from Oliver. But the remaining two seconds were enough for Brizuela to score a basket from the 6.75 m line, although he was finally validated for two points, enough to give his team a new victory and strengthen the chances of entering the playoffs .
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